eames soft pad group side chair

eames soft pad group side chair

eames soft pad group side chair

Design Charles & Ray Eames®, 1969
Aluminum, upholstery
Made by Herman Miller®

"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose." -Charles Eames

An extension of the Aluminum Group chairs designed in 1958 for the Irwin Miller home, the Soft Pad Group repeats the structure of the earlier chairs, adding cushions to the seat and back. Covered in leather or fabric, these cushions transformed the spare character of the Aluminum Group into a luxurious version for homes and offices.

The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. The soft pad group is wonderfully comfortable, strong, yet lightweight.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

Available in management, side, executive, and lounge models, their classic lines and comfortable suspension keep them in demand for all kinds of places, from contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip startups.

The side chair features .5" glides, a low-back with a lightweight aluminum frame and 2"-thick upholstered foam cushions. It has a 4-star base and offered with a fixed or swivel mechanism and a fixed seat height.

armless: 20.5" w| 16.5" d | 33.75" h | seat: 20.75" h
armchair: 23" w | 16.5" d | 33.75" h | seat: 20.75" h | arms: 27.75" h

armless: $1,899.00 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
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Eames

Husband and wife team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture and furniture, as well as working in industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles completed two years of study at Washington University in St. Louis. With his design and life partner Ray, he designed prize-winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding techniques of Alvar Aalto. Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter, having graduated from Bennett Women’s College in Millbrook, NY and later studying under Hans Hoffman while living in New York City. She co-founded the American Abstract Artists and has a painting in the Whitney museum’s permanent collection.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
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2 eames soft pad group - side chair
  • arms - swivel base
  • polished aluminum base & frame
  • MCL - red-1R05
1 eames soft pad group - side chair
  • no arms - swivel base
  • polished aluminum base & frame
  • canyon_2105

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